If you are thinking about visiting Albania or if you are in doubt, stop immediately and put it on your travel list. Albania, in my opinion, is definitely one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Europe. So far, no country has surprised me as positively as Albania, and my only regret is that I haven’t visited this stunning country earlier.
Transport in Albania can be a bit chaotic, especially if you depend on public transport. There are practically no timetables and you will also have to get used to the fact that the bus or minibus/van, called furgon, picks you up right on the side of the road, if there is, of course, some space left. For timetables, it is best to ask the locals, as they will most likely know when the next van will arrive. You can ask the driver to drop you off anywhere on the route (you don’t have to wait for the specific stop).
You can also rent a car, but you have to be careful on the roads, because the fact is that Albanian drivers are not exactly considered the safest. Renting a car gives you a full flexibility of choosing when and where to go.